5 DIY STEPS TO BET­TER BROWS

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1 FAKE SOME FULLNESS

Tem­po­rar­ily boost thin brows with a tinted vo­lu­mis­ing gel that con­tains hair-thick­en­ing fi­bres. ‘Brush­ing it back into the brows en­sures the colour is de­posited at the roots, which gives the most re­al­is­tic, vo­lu­mised look,’ says Lee. We love

Ben­e­fit Gimme Brow (£20; above)

and Ey­lure Brow Am­pli­fier (£9.95;

be­low).

2 ADD LENGTH

To work out where brows should end, hold a make-up brush so it runs from the edge of your nose to the outer cor­ner of eye and up to the brow, sug­gests Lisa. ‘Mark this point with an eye­brow pen­cil so you know how far to ex­tend your brows.’ Mimic the nat­u­ral shape of the hair by fill­ing in with light, curved strokes of L’oréal Paris Brow Artist Xpert (£5.99, Boots).

3 TAME UN­RULY BROWS

Trim­ming away longer, coarser hairs is the fastest way to main­tain brow shape. Comb hair up­wards and, us­ing Anastasia Bev­erly Hills Brow

Scis­sors (£16, Cult Beauty), trim the long­est hairs evenly in line with the top of the brow. ‘For the most nat­u­ral ef­fect, stag­ger the length by cut­ting the hair clos­est to the tem­ples slightly shorter,’ says brow ex­pert Sha­vata Singh.

4 EASY TWEEZING

The right brow shape adds def­i­ni­tion and struc­ture to your face. We rec­om­mend hav­ing them shaped pro­fes­sion­ally at first, and then main­tain­ing them at home with tweez­ers (al­ways in

day­light!). Tweez­er­man Slant Tweez­ers (£22.95, Feel Unique) have a slanted tip that grips hairs more ef­fec­tively than straight or pointy ones. ‘Keep brows level when tweezing,’ says Su­mita Ba­tra, eye­brow ther­a­pist at Ur­ban Re­treat. ‘Pulling them up dis­torts the shape, so you could take too much off.’ Uni­brow trou­bling you? Hold a pen­cil ver­ti­cally against the outer edge of the nose. Brows should start where the pen­cil meets the brow line. Tweeze any hairs that fall in the un­flat­ter­ing uni­brow ter­ri­tory.

5 FAIR BROWS?

‘Grey and blonde brows blend into skin, mak­ing our fea­tures look un­bal­anced’, says Lee. ‘A soft brown shade subtly dis­guises light hairs but won’t over­power the rest of your face and, as tint­ing makes brows look more pro­nounced, it can also di­vert at­ten­tion away from fine lines around the eye area, too.’ We love Ey­lure Per­ma­nent Brow Tint (£9.95) in Mid Brown.

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